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#16 jms180 ONLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Same here it is just been hard to get motivated during these cold days. I have projects to do but I guess they will be there when it warms up some.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 12:14 PM

yep, weather is real different! this friday was a sunny day w/ 14 °C here in Hessen. today it was stormy and rainy - a weather, to get sick!


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Just so you all feel sorry for me.

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 01:48 PM

if you are going to burn wood - search for rocket heaters

 

 

you can build them, but you have to study the design how to build the burn chamber

 

also look at Dragon Heaters - good site and info

http://www.dragonheaters.com/

 

you can not put big pieces of wood in them - pieces under 2" in diameter work the best

but they are self feeding

 

 

I am hoping to get one made for next winter

 

also how I made a chinney pipe for my old wood burn 

I used a 6" grain auger pipe then rapped 1000 degree or 1500 degree insulation ( 1" thick) around it them put 8" duct pipe over it

when you have a good burn going , you can put your hand on the 8" duct pipe and it is a little warm

to stop the down draft I connected a 6" 90 degree elbow then connected a 6" tee pipe.  

it is hard to get a down draft and it is easy to start a new fire


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 02:44 PM

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your arm pits...

 

 

May the lice of a hundred camels hold a festival in your beard.

 

May they infest other "personal" places as well!   :rolling:


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:23 PM

I would chime in but I worked outside in a t-shirt all day yesterday. Sorry.

 

 

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your arm pits...

 

 

May the lice of a hundred camels hold a festival in your beard.

 

Can I add may a diseased yak mistake your bathtub for the latrine? While you're in it?


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 04:04 PM

Man, you held out later than most on this. Others and I posted about 2 weeks ago!  Yes, LP gas is high and scarce, so don't wanna use heat in garage for messing around.  Too full now anyway.  I FEAR woodburning in the house, as most set-ups I've seen are pretty poor on chimneys. W/out a REAL cement Chimney, it would not be in my place. PLUS, just lots more work, animals and bugs in wood pile and etc.  I'm older now and have slowed down alot on my efforts and dreams. Have to sit back and think of all the stuff that just ISN'T practical anymore and never gonna happen and Let It Go!  Selling all the old junk and buying one Nice unit to do the mow and snow is really the best idea. NOW, convenience and ease of getting on/off and such seems more important than the actual "Fixing" and "Restoring" of stuff that probly wasn't that Nice to own when new even.  I've found it pretty easy to get lazy in my older age and watch TV, nap more, fiddle on Puter, and tinker with fixing house items that break or need renewal inside.  Have to give up your "dreams" when reality sets in, even quicker when you are older!  Even now, I'm setting around in my Jama's and is 4:00 in afternoon. Had to get up at 1:00 today! Was pretty Early, Ha! 3rd shifters find it Easy to be lazy during the Day, but are up all night or close even on week-ends!


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 04:15 PM

Just so you all feel sorry for me.

 

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Kinda cool there ain't it  :D :D :D

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 04:51 PM

I have nowhere to work outside with the temps we have been in. Don't even try. Warmer days, I'll get out and try to do something. Otherwise, it all waits for better weather. It would be nice to see the Sun a couple times a week. Heck right now once a week would be nice!


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 06:08 PM

I feel the same about this time of year. Dark early, too cold to go outside,heater in garage just won't warm the garage when it's single digits, plus propane is pricey this year. I find myself sitting in front of wood stove in basement, searching computer or watching tv waiting for warmer weather. Good luck holding out till weather warms up. Tom
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Posted February 08, 2014 - 06:17 PM

I have trouble getting motivated to go out this time of year.  After the boxes to ship are packed, my hands are usually too numb to do much else.  :wave:

 

At least the projects that I have are inside type, tractors and engines that fit inside.  I tried to do work on a tractor once outside.  That wasn't bright. 

 

Just so you all feel sorry for me.

 

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Willie, please go find something to do instead of making us all miserable.  Gosh.

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 07:49 PM

Being on my 3rd week after shoulder surgery, I'm starting to get a little bored!  Another 2-4 weeks with the "shoulder stabilizer", it's going to be a loooong winter.  I do have a wood stove, old recliner & TV/DVD player in the shop to get out of the house part of the time.  

 

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Hopefully, this snow will melt off soon, so I can take the dogs & Gator to the farm for a day!

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 09:23 PM

Eh, felling trees and splitting firewood in this sucks :(

How i love wood stoves.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 09:54 PM

It was so cold today I almost put on shoes.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 10:01 PM

I don't care how cold it is I got to get outside even for a moment if that's all I can stand. Having the sunshine what little we have had & breathing fresh air no matter how cold makes me feel better. I can't stand the tv nothing hardly worth watching. I don't like to read books, they make me go to sleep. My Mf12 is waiting to be painted. My only other GT is a 1250 Cub that need's a governor rod replaced...too cold for that. I'm not motivated for my trains because all I got on my mind is tractor's. I did do something today that was a lot of fun but you'll have to read about it in my post about ice cycles  :D


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